Kinds of humour: Pantomime (哑剧) 刘全和、刘全利 陈佩斯、赵本山 Cross talk (黄俊英、杨达) Jokes Doggerel (打油诗)
Unit 3 A Taste of English Humour 1. Read some English jokes on P22. 2. More English jokes: A man with two red ears went to see his doctor. Doctor: What happened to your ears? Man: I was ironing a shirt and the phone rang but instead of picking up the phone, I accidentally picked up the iron and stuck it to my ear. Doctor: Oh Dear! But… what happened to your other ear? Man: The phone rang again.
Reading: Nonverbal Humour Fast reading: 1. Who is the main character of the text? What was he famous for? 2. How many famous film or characters are mentioned in the text? What are the names? The main character is Charlie Chaplin. He was famous for his nonverbal humour. There are two, The Little Tramp and The Gold Rush.
3. What’s the main idea of the text? A. The history of English humour. B. The films that Chaplin made. C. The humour Chaplin made in his films. D. The Gold Rush in California.
Charlie Chaplin’s career: Type of acting is _________ Was born in ______ His job is _______ His charming character is __________ Charlie Chaplin He died in_____ in _______. His costume: __________ Reasons of success: __________ In 1972, he was given ________
Charlie Chaplin’s career: Type of acting is mime and farce. Was born in 1889. His job isan actor. His charming character is The Little Tramp. He died in 1977 in Switzerland. Charlie Chaplin Reasons of success: He could astonish and inspire us skillfully. His costume: large trousers, worn-out shoes and small round black hat. In 1972, he was given a special Oscar for his outstanding work.
Put the sentences in the right order according to the film The Gold Rush. Chaplin tried cutting and eating the bottom of the shoe. Chaplin and his friend washed sand and expect to pick up gold, but they failed. They were so hungry that they boiled a pair of leather shoes. They were caught in a small wooden house. Chaplin cut off the leather top of the shoe. Chaplin picked out the laces and ate. 6 1 3 2 5 4
Questions for understanding: • People enjoy seeing other people’s bad luck because _________. • they enjoy doing so. • it makes people more worried about their life. • it makes people more content with their life. • there’s much fun in doing so.
2. The Little Tramp is well known because ____. • Chaplin played a poor and homeless person. • The character was social failure. • Chaplin wore large trousers, worn-out shoes and a small round black hat and carried a walking stick. • Chaplin play a role as a man who determined to overcome difficulties and was kind even when people were unkind to him.
3. In the middle of 19th century people went to California to look for . A. films B. gold C. entertainment D. water • 4. Chaplin was given a special Oscar for ________. • the characters he played in his films. • the films he directed. • the joy he gave us in his films. • the contributions he made in films.